History (HIST) - British North America

HIST 3357  British North America


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course explores the history of British colonialism in North America, with a particular focus on the century between the 1760s, when Great Britain added New France to its North American possessions, and the 1860s, when the Dominion of Canada was formed by four of its remaining colonies. Topics include: the British Atlantic world in the eighteenth century, the conquest of New France, relations with Aboriginal nations, the War of American Independence, immigration, settlement, state formation, constitutional change, the Rebellions of 1837/38, and the transition to industrial capitalism.

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